Curve Digital: Titan Attacks! Sold Five Times More on PS4 than on PS3; Cross-Buy an “Absolute Savior”

on May 15, 2014 8:03 AM

Just a few days ago Curve Digital released Titan Attacks! on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, also including cross-buy in the deal, and apparently the game sold a whole lot more on Sony’s new console than on the veteran PS3 despite the difference in installed base, as the developer shared on Twitter.

In America we’ve sold FIVE times more copies of Titan Attacks! on the PS4 than on PS3. What does that say about the future of PS3 digital?

Cross-Buy has been an absolute saviour for us in these cases. Not many people want to buy a game they can’t trade on older systems.

Considering how convenient cross-buy is, it would definitely be nice to see more developer and publishers (and not just indies) using the option. It’s an “absolute savor” not just for them, but also for customers.

It’s unfortunate that such a valuableĀ option has been direly underused so far, and I’m quite sure that the sales gained by granting to players the ability to play on whatever system they like would outweigh the few that actually buy a game for multiple platforms.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.